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-star general named david petraeus. two and a half weeks after sandy, president obama prepares to see the on going misery in parts of new york city. we are live in staten island this hour. >>> but we begin with general petraeus. no longer the top most of the echelons of national security. but not consigned to oblivion either not by any stretch. we've got two signature pieces of reporting this hour. "time" magazine is reporting that petraeus's biographer turned mistress once toyed with entering politics. she reportedly told acquaintances backing in jul that will gop "money men" had approached her about a senate run from north carolina. she says she was "tempted." "time" magazine reports but petraeus was strongly against it. is it "time" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and s
touring the hard-hit areas of superstorm sandy this hour. he is expected to spoost speak as soon as 1:30 p.m. eastern. we're going to bring that to you live when it happens. also, we're going to start this hour with the scandal that's swirling around the former cia director david petraeus. sxwlirchlgts for the first time former cia director david petraeus is now opening up to the media about the sex scandal that has ended his military career. speaking in detail with our sister network hln's kyra phillips. kyra has known petraeus for years, including a 30-minute live interview on the anniversary of the iraq war. she's had several occasions and conversations to talk with him since this scandal broke. kyra says petraeus called the affair a big mistake, says he has not spoken to broadwell in months. earlier today kyra told hln's robin meade that petraeus stressed he wants to make things right with his wife. >> in our first conversation he had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable, and he sought to do the honorable thing in response, and that was to come forward. he was very clear th
? >>> superstorm sandy also affecting your vote. it's hard to get to the polls when you can't gas up your car. >>> and rg3, the fabulous rookie, may have lost the game for the redskins, but he could have decided the election. have decided the election. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. just a warning, mitt romney will begin speaking any moment in sanford, florida. that's near orlandorlando. when mitt romney takes the mike we'll take you to florida live. on with the newscast. counting down and knotted up just hours before americans head to the polls, a presidential race that's too close to call. according to our new cnn/orc poll barack obama and mitt romney are tied at 49% among likely voters. today that has both men racing across key battleground states. here's a look at the rest of his day. as you can see in red, he then travels on to virginia, ohio and new hampshire. president obama in blue goes from wisconsin to all important ohio. and finally to iowa. we have cnn crews scattered across th
nature is delivering this one-two punch. take a look. as if sandy didn't deliver enough to you in this region. folks just trying to recover of last week's superstorm are being hit by a cold, cruel nor'easter. that means snow. it means wind. it means freezing rain for a lot of you here. i know the last thing in the world this region needs, more power outages. listen now to new jersey's governor react to this latest weather threat. >> i said i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. you know? >> hopefully nolo custs, chris christie. here's what the nor'easter is delivering. more than a foot of snow in some areas. new round of evacuations. power outages stretching from delaware to maine and along with the misery, the storm is fueling anger. want to begin our coverage here with the misery. bitter, bitter cold temperatures. no lights. no heating. this nor'easter knocking out power to many who recently as perhaps recent as yesterday got it back. many folks they have had enough and as the temperatures are plummeting, frustrations are on the rise. some in poorer neighborhoods sa
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superstorm sandy reiter e reiterating that the federal government will be there in the complete rebuilding of this region devastated by that storm. there he is with the governor of new york and also homeland security chief janet napolitano and senators chuck schumer also there as well as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you heard the president there also talking about poignant moment with the moore family and many people recall their two sons swept away and he talked about what's been a very emotional visit to the staten island area, but also a kind of reaffirms that resolve that the federal government will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the people in the community wanted to hear. not just that he would come today and give hugs and kind words as he mentioned but the support the
you for that report. we appreciate it. >>> just how bad was superstorm sandy? we have new video to show you from the moment the floodwaters spilled into a subway station. >>> plus, it is the end of a snack food era. as i cry in my soup right now. ahead, the hostess brand shutting down its doors for good. the company officials say it could have been avoided. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the stren
the devastation unleashed on his state by superstorm sandy and says the long recovery home has convinced him to run for re-election next year. storm victims have been asking about his plans. >> this weekend, mary pat and i, the kids, had an opportunity to just kind of have a few minutes to ourselves. and we talked about it. and we've decided we're going to seek re-election. and we're wanting to get that going today. so i instructed my campaign treasurer to file papers with the election law enforcement commission to seek re-election. and so -- >> there you have it. christie has been extremely hands on in dealing with the storm damage. that has helped fuel a huge spike in his approval ratings which now hover around 80%. >>> in dewitt county, illinois, reluctantly agreed to a coin flip 14 days after their election ended in a tie. incumbent ferguson called tails. decisive coin flip was more like gambling than democracy, he says. >>> crane on fire starts to collapse with hundreds of people standing below in australia. now we're learning about a connection between that crane and another crane that
. appreciate it. >>> so the rover now from superstorm sandy and what would be an unprecedented move, election officials in storm-wracked new york, they're considering drawing the election past tuesday. interesting. we thought that might happen. voters could get an extra day to cast ballots. it was only common sense, people, that they would have to do something like this. that day would be scheduled as far as 20 days after election day. late yesterday, new jersey chris christie ordered that there be extended voting hours past the weekend. power is slowly being restored. more than 2 million people along the eastern seaboard are still without electricity, 700,000 of those are in new york making for a very cold night with temperatures expected to hover just above freezing. on a positive note, though, new york city public schools will reopen tomorrow. skool schools that were heavily damaged will remain closed, and students in those schools will be assigned temporary locations. some recovery there but still a long way to go. >>> two days before election day. what have the campaigns done right and w
of post-sandy gouging. that may be just the beginning. very angry new jersey consumers have already filed more than 1200 complaints against gas stations and hardware stores an hotels. and just getting some news here in my ear about the president. the president now we are learning will be going to new york to tour the storm-ravaged region in new york. the president there. he was there touring when chris christie after sandy and post nor'easter. in terms of the gas shortages that have people lining up hour upon hour, new york city began this odd/even gas rationing this morning. new jersey started it last week. rationing programs are set to begin on long island in the next couple of hours, but there's already been a hitch. you see, even with the rationing, stations are running out of gas. roger clark, i want to bring you in. you are a reporter with our cnn affiliate new york one. how long are the lines and how mad are these people? >> reporter: pretty mad. no doubt about it. we are on mcginness boulevard and green point avenue. a major thorough fare here. one way is to the brooklyn queens ex
's what we're also working on for the hour. >> 13 days after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast. the commute is new york is still a mess. a look at the recovery effort that has people still struggling to get to work. plus, 18 states offer medical marijuana. now two stits have legalized recreational pot. the health benefits of weed. >>> and scandal on sesame street. this man, the voice of elmo, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. he denies it. this is cnn, and it's happening now. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes, we trip ourselves up, but that's okay. at liberty mutual insurance we can "untrip" you as you go through your life with personalized policies a
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. >>> the victims of hurricane sandy, you can bet that the election is not top in their minds. but there are plenty of determined voters. national correspondent susan candiotti is very hard hit. what measures are being taken to try and make sure that people there are able to vote? >> well, the first thing i can tell you, fred is that more than 143,000 people just in this one bourough alone will not be going to the usual polling places that they are used to. here's why. just take a look around. i am right now walking on a boardwalk. a chunk of a boardwalk that is running 90 degrees perpendicular to where it used to be, behind me, running along the ocean. huge chunks of a boardwalk that has broken up and is now running down side streets of new york. homes here along the water front, due to flooding, people on their own have dragged all this out to the street. they have no power, look at these power lines down here. and they have to figure out how they are going to vote. nevertheless, people tell us, they're trying to do it. the board of elections is running generators out to a lot of the new polling
. >> secretary solis, let me ask you quickly about hurricane sandy and given that christine explained how the numbers are tabulated and what is likely to be the net effect of that? >> well, we won't know until we get our people out on the ground again and do those surveys that have to be conducted. certainly those states that are affected, we would imagine that there is going to be some dropoff of employment, but that is why the federal government is working with local government and state government and you saw the, you know, the saw the results of that with romney, and sorry, with christie and the president, and we here at the department of labor are already issuing emergency grants and signed off on one yesterday for new jersey for $15 million the begin with for cleanup and recovery for those areas that are hard hit. we should be thinking of how we can work together on that. >> and secretary solis, i could not agree more. >> ali, as we have been telling you a better than expected jobs report for october, but the economy is struggling to gain altitude. special jobs report focus on ""cnn
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on this in the next hour of newsroom. >>> 11 days since superstorm sandy made landfall in new jersey. some residents are just now returning home to survey the damage. this is how one new jersey man described the moment he knew he had to leave his house. >> we rode out the storm until friday morning. friday morning i said i couldn't take any more because they turned the gas off. when they turned the gas off, that was the end for me. i told my wife i would walk across the bridge if i had to. >> and the problems with gas used to heat that man's home just part of the problem. new york and new jersey now rationing gasoline because of a shortage. susan candiotti has been following that part of the story in asbury park, new jersey. what's the plan for rationing? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you. new york city is finally taking a very good idea, good lead from governor christie here in new jersey, because new york city today is starting its own gas rationing, just like new jersey has been doing for the past week. so that is meant to help to try to alleviate the very long lines that continue to be seen time
have been reported. >> it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy devastated the northeast. still life is nowhere back to normal. the deaths of two more people have been linked to the superstorm. that brings the total number of of those killed across the region to 113. right now more than 160,000 customers in ten states and washington are still without power. travel is getting a little easier. rail service is back between new jersey and manhattan. a new ferry service between hoboken and manhattan is running. victor blackwell joins us now from new york. tell us something good, victor. >> reporter: well, carol, i can tell you that some of the people in this neighborhood of far rockaway and queens, they now have power back. but many of them do not. you mentioned two things. the additional deaths blamed on superstorm sandy and the power outages. one of those deaths was a man who lived here in far rockaway. he was 77 years old. he died at the hospital from injuries he suffered while falling down the stairs after the storm. and some of the people who do not have power live in thi
to save their homes after superstorm sandy. the emotional clean-up effort that is now underway. >> storm friday morning. friday morning i said i couldn't take anymore because they turned our gas off. when they turned the gas off, that was the end for me. i told my wife i would go off a bridge if i had to. >> oh, my gord. the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you s
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. >>> thousands of people still suffering from the impact of sandy. they may soon be hit by another storm. this time a nor'easter. rob marciano joins us next with the details. ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. >>> victims of superstorm sandy are bracing for another powerful storm, a nor'easter, moving up the east coast, threatening areas still very much recovering from last week's storm. i want to go straight to rob marciano. rob marciano in staten island where
sandy. will he visit staten island, one of the hardest hit areas, and take an aerial tour. he will also meet with city officials, first responders and f fema staff. this will be the president's first time touring the region in new york. he he will be joined by new york governor andrew cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg and members of his cabinet. >>> former republican nominee, mitt romney now claiming the president won re-election by giving gifts to after r african-americans, hispanics and younger voters. this is how romney explained his loss in a phone call to some of his top donors. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> those comments aren't sitting well with some republicans, notably former romney surrogate, louisiana governor bobby jindal, who says he absolutely rejects that notion saying it doesn't represent where republicans are as a party. >>> sure we just got done with an election, but warren but havette -- buffet a
will stand by new york after it rebuild after superstorm sandy. >> we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. >> but the recovery has just become. an exclusive look at the flood damage that crippled one new york hospital. and warning. we are heading toward a fiscal cliff. should congress and the president let the country fall off the cliff and agree to a tax hike, or create a bridge and extend the current tax breaks? what you're saying. plus, a political divide. more than 100 years ago the new movie "lincoln's" take on the battle over slavery. "lincoln" actress gloria ruben joins us live. this is cmn newsroom, and it's happening now. chilean granite... chilean granite... so, how's it in person? i should send you a picture. floor to ceiling bookshelves... floor to ceiling bookshelves... original windows... original windows... and this... is that a... fireplace face -- yes, yes it is. fireplace shaped like a face. i know right! [ male announcer ] only at&t's network lets you talk and surf at the same time on your iphone 5. rethink possible. i just finished a bowl of
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be climate change. you know, at the very end with hurricane sandy, all of a sudden that became an issue. it could be the greatest challenge facing humanity and we so to speak had our heads in the muck for the past 12 years about that. another great issue of course could be the enormous lack of equality of income in america where the very rough control such an enormous part of our income and wealth. you can't have a thriving democracy with that kind of i inequal -- >> what do you think abe lincoln would have thought about barack obama? >> who would have imagined that america would have an african-american president. who would have imagined ten years ago that we would have an african-american president. i think lincoln would look at barack obama as an event that he put into motion with freeing the slaves. i think he would urge barack obama in his second term not to listening to the small voices, but to think big and bold and to be enriched by the great lessons of history. >> it's a big day in the lone star state today, we'll tell you why there are a lot of formula one cars lined up on an
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, in new york city, thousands came out to honor vets for the veterans day parade but sandy survivors were not forgotten. donations were collected for them during this time. the storm is now to blame for 43 deaths in new york city. more than 38,000 residents there are still in the dark. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti introduces us to an elderly woman struggling to survive. >> reporter: all bundled up, she manages a smile before the 70-year-old -- yes, 70, makes a twice daily climb up six flights, dragging four gallons of water and a grocery cart and a bucket to her apartment. is it okay if i help you? >> yeah. >> reporter: you're using this for what? >> flushing the toilet. >> reporter: i can't imagine how you carry that and this. this is the third floor, right? do you need to rest? >> yes. >> reporter: catch your breath. >> you're going all the way up to the 16th floor? >> every day. >> reporter: i'm going to try to hold this lady's bag up to there, too. watch the bucket. i don't know how you ladies do it. okay. this is floor five. up we go. up we go. okay. we made it. this is
their homes to witness in the light of day what superstorm sandy had brought to our shores, what it had done to our neighbors and how it had wrecked their lives and yet today, the light of day is just about to only light that some new yorkers who live in far rockaway and queens have because if you can believe it, they still don't have power. 16 days and counting. while the long island power authority says that 99% of customers do have their power back, that's just not so for the 206 homes including families like this. they have been forced to endure freezing temperatures over the weekend, no heat, no light, no electricity for cooks. james sanders jr. joins me now and he represents the far rockaway and also is a city council member. for that district. sir, thanks for being with us. it's a very simple question i have for you. why are these people the last of the last and when is relief coming? >> i would argue that it's a question of race and class. i would argue that it's a question of the antiquated ability of lipa to deal with its reza debit dents. we have been so mistreated by lipa, i myse
into place years before sandy came calling, he estimates power losses might have been half as bad. >> you know, even if it's 25%, that's 25% less people that didn't lose power. >> and in a tough economy, building up america begins with keeping the lights on. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm don lemon. diplomatic efforts are intensifying to put an end to the deadly fighting between israel and hamas. even with international calls for restraint, preparations for an all-out war are taking place. 65 palestinians and 3 israelis have been killed in five days of air attacks. hamas says ten members of the same family were massacred during an israeli air strike in gaza. israel said it was targeting a top militant. >> air sirens screamed out at times in tel aviv for a third straight day. but two rockets headed for israel's largest city were intercepted. dozens more rockets were fired from gaza into israel including one that hit the town. injured an unsuspecting number of people. meanwhile, egypt and president mohamed morsi say discussions are under way in cairo and
pledge. chambliss says he cares more about the country than the pledge. >>> and superstorm sandy has cost new jersey more than $29 billion. and the number could easily rise. governor chris christie says the number will only be known after taking into account next summer's tourist season. new york governor cuomo asking for $38 billion, to help with his state's recovery. >>> and after topless photos of the duchess of cambridge. the photos showed kate sun bathing with her husband on vacation at a private home in france. a french newspaper published the photos, the couple is reportedly taking legal action. >>> and was o.j. simpson actually responsible for nicole brown simpson and ronald goldman's murders? new evidence suggests that o.j. simpson was not the killer. >>> but first, were you the one of many who snatched up a good deal on a flat screen tv on this black friday? you might be surprised to find out that your good-bye may have been made in the old good old usa. christine roman shows us one manufacturing company that is bringing back jobs by making tvs. >> reporter: this assembly line i
sandy. traffic that is usually bad in that area was made even worse following the tunnel closure. >>> and stocks are rallying on wall street on the first day of trading this holiday week. helping send them higher to better than expected reports on housing. those gains could be tempered by the spiraling violence in the middle east and what it means for oil prices. maribel auber joins us live from new york. what's go on? >> major averages surged out of the starting gate and never looked back. the dow is up by 168 points now. that's mainly thanks to optimism that fiscal cliff talks are progressing. wall street has been expecting a deal to come at the very last minute. so, deb, it is great news that things seem to be moving along faster than expected. also in focus today, existing home sales rose more than 2% last month and home builder confidence rose to a six-year high. that's that's helping ad to the gains we're seeing as we go into the final two hours of the session. oil prices, what oil prices are jumping 3% today because of violence in the middle east. >> and so what does that
victims of superstorm sandy. the "new york post" is reporting the long island power authority is sending out normal bills to its customers, zapping them for charges, even though they were left in the cold and dark for weeks on end. it's the latest in response to sandy. >> this is a crisis of epic proportions. this is a natural disaster. we are here as one community together to send a message. we've had enough. lipa is disgusting. the management of lipa should be fired from top to bottom. >> whoa. alison kosik joins me now from new york. wow. you have a response from lipa. what does it say? >> reporter: okay so what lipa is doing is trying to deflect outrage. lipa is telling us, because they had to use meter readers to help with the effort to restore power, that many residents received estimated bills instead of actual ones. and that their next actual meter reading will reflect the period they didn't have electricity. but still, people aren't happy. no surprise there. one telling me he plans to tear up his next bill in an act of civil disobedience. and the "new york post" talked with othe
's been four weeks since superstorm sandy ripped through the northeast. new jersey commuters finally able to take the path trains to lower manhattan again. stations resume service today along the world trade center line. you can see here how floodwaters gushed into the commuter rail stations in new jersey after sandy hit. crews had to remove millions of gallons of water from the tracks and platforms and fix those damaged switching systems. hoboken's path storage had the worst damage. it remains closed. >>> talk about adding insult to injury. the long island power authority slapped its customers with normal electric bills. we are talking about folks who had spent weeks without power due to superstorm sandy. well, the power company acted as if the outages never happened. they charged customers an estimatedrated rate that covered the entire billing cycle. >>> actor morgan freeman is putting his voice behind a new ad. here's what he said. >> freedom, justice, and human dignity have always guided our journey towards a more perfect union. now across our country we are standing together for the
that massive storm, sandy, pounded the northeast and a nor'easter then followed right up, dumping snow on an already devastated area. the numbers are still staggering. more than half million people still without power. they are not one bit happy about it, either. in fact, just minutes ago, people got on to the streets and grabbed the mic, and went to this ad hoc briefing on long island and essentially gave officials what we like to call in new york an earful. have a listen. >> this is a crisis of epic proportions. this is a natural disaster. we are here as one community together to send a message. we've had enough. lipa is disgusting. the management of lipa should be fired from top to bottom. and governor cuomo, we have a message for governor cuomo. send the national guard in here today! to turn the power back on! >> so obviously, you can see the frustration and here's why, as well. on top of all of this, gas lines are lasting longer than a work shift for so many people. it's the reality for those trying to just get back to some semblance of day to day living. today in an effort to tac
don't want to forget the people affected by superstorm sandy. we have an update. a good sign. gas rationing is set to end in new jersey. power problems in new york, however. the long island power authority, lipa, expects to restore power to many customers today but only, they say, if it's safe. residents are understandably very angry over the pace of the repairs. >> it's just dark and cold, that's pretty much sizes it up. >> i don't think the management's unprepared for this. at the end of the day this was a monumental task. >> it's like going on and on. end it. >> you start to get aggravated. we deserve better than this. >> new york governor andrew cuomo promising to hold utility companies accountable. >> i'm going to do a thorough review/investigation and a very serious one and they will be held accountable for past performance and then we also have to get smart about this and we have to make sure that we're prepared for when this happened again because i believe this will happen again. and i think anyone who says, well this was a once in a lifetime, once every 100 years, that i
they're all laughing at us. you want a scandal? how about the fiscal cliff? how about sandy happens and we're not doing anything about climate change? there's a scandal. >> or about going -- having access to people's e-mails and wiretapping and all that, that's probably a bigger scandal than this and something that warrants discussion. andrew, i did have to say, i was on an airplane when this news broke [ snchland the people i was sitting next to, we were all like, really? this guy's going to resign over an affair? did he give away military codes or secrets? nobody could understand why this was such a big deal. i don't get it. >> yeah, i think i had the same reaction. but one thing that makes this fundamentally different than a lot of the washington sex scandals that we've seen is that david petraeus still gets about $12,000 a month in military pension. under federal law as a retired officer receiving a pension, he's still subject to the uniform code of military justice. and adultery is a crime under the ucmj. that might be really unbelievable for a lot of civilians, but it's a crim
absolutely hammered by superstorm sandy and then the nor'easter that added insult to injury. and now the tables are turning as the west coast is going to be bracing for a monster weather pattern that has several states locked on to it's radar for a five-day assault. chad myers is watching the rain, wind, and the snow that is coming. they are really going to get it. how bad is it expected to be? >> there could be 20 inches of rain in spots. you put that up in the mountains and you're talking ten feet of snow and all of a sudden you have mudslides, snow slides, avalanches. it could be an ugly mess. you say a couple of days. i see four separate storms over the next 16 days hitting the same period. one storm out in the pacific, headed through san francisco and up to truckee. you don't go anywhere without the chains in your car. they are going to be chaining everything up and down there through the i-80 pass. there's the flood threat in the green because it's not going to be snowing there. there could be a foot of rain before it finally stops. we are seeing all of this purple area. that's
the former plo leader's death. >>> back at home new york's governor estimates sandy's loss to the state to be around $30 billion. a $500 million emergency spending plan was announced for schools and hospitals while thousands still struggle without power. >>> now to that shocking new development in the sex scandal that toppled one of the most respected men in washington. the david petraeus affair has now ensnared another top general, john allen. he is the commander of all international troops in afghanistan. today, the fbi is sifting through a mountain of e-mails and messages he traded with a woman named jill kelley, a mind boggling 20,000 to 30,000 pages and agents are searching for anything inappropriate. here is the common link. kelley is the woman who received harassing e-mails supposedly from petraeus' jealous mistress, paula broadwell. petraeus admits to the affair with broadwell and has said that kelley is merely a family friend. joining me now to talk about this deepening scandal is jonathan turley, law professor. good morning, jonathan. >> good morning, carol. >> it's crazy, isn
you're going to, i assume, see people who are still suffering the effects of hurricane sandy, which many people say is further evidence of how a warming globe is changing our weather. what specifically do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of attacks on carbon? >> you know, as you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. what we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing. faster than was predicted even ten years ago. we do know that the arctic ice cap is melting, faster than was predicted even five years ago. we do know that there have been extraordinarily -- there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america, but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real. that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we have got an obligation to future generations to do something about it
sandy. he met with first responders who lost their homes and sat in on a briefing on the recovery efforts in seaside heights, new jersey. biden said, quote, we're not going anywhere and he added that recovery is a national responsibility. >>> the florida congressional race between controversial republican allen west and democrat patrick murphy may finally be over. a recount showed murphy holding his slim lead of less than 2,000 votes. now it's just up to the state election board to certify the results. allen has refused to concede. of this hunk of metal may not look like much but it's the soyuz capsule. >>> executives from hostess go to court today as they try to get a judge's blessing to liquidate the company. they announced plans to shut it down late last week citing a continuing strike by the bakers union. already there are reports the makers of babst blue ribbon beer and tsay cakes could step in and buy the iconic hostess brands that include twinkies and wonder bread. anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet in sydney... a desktop in zurich... an
're fighting over. and it's three weeks since superstorm sandy hit and still people are without electricity. >> it's hard to see the people suffering. it's hard to see the children cold. >> some finally returning home only to find decay. plus, will the do nothing congress finally work together to fix the economy? >> every tick of the clock is going to rachet up the risk to the economy. >> the risk of going off the fiscal cliff. senator olympia snow hopes this time the president and congress find common ground. we'll talk with this republican moderate leader as she prepares to leave the senate next. this is cmn newsroom, and it's happening now. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your
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jersey residents can expect to pay more in taxes to pay for hurricane sandy repairs. here is what governor chris christie says. >> there's no magic money tree. i think most people in these towns will recognize that if they believe that the money is being spent reasonably and responsibly to rebuild their towns, they'll be happy to do it. >> state law normally caps property tax increase at 2%, but the law provides exceptions for emergencies like hurricanes. >>> nancy pelosi will ask to keep her position as the house minority leader according to democratic sources. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash broke that news earlier this hour. pelosi is expected to make an official announcement in just about ten minutes. toyota motors recalling nearly 3 million cars worldwide. mostly for prius models. but also with electric syst-- >>> the moon blocked out the sun in a stunning total solar eclipse only visible from the northeastern coast of australia. and, of course, here on cnn. it only lasted about 20 seconds in some places. total eclipses are pretty darn rare to see in any re
, and the importance of the government during the superstorm sandy, and in the the relevance it has for so many americans' lives. so as a consequence i think people recognize that government does have an important role. the tea party played a very important position in terms of fostering the debate. what happens is when you cower in front of the fringe politics to the politics of homophobia action the politics of discrimination against women, the politics of basically of assault upon people's personal freedoms. then you'll see the tea party be co-opted by the fringe groups. >> so that leads nicely into the rush limbaugh quote. many people might rush limbaugh said, quote -- democrats moved heaven and earth to defeat mia love, allen west and replace them with white men. so the hi pockry sis is not is rich, they're not about diversity, they're all about liberalism. they were going after them because they were republican, the point of this game is to have as many people 6 your party to get elected so you can have majority and control the agenda and get things done. >> i give ana a lot of credit --
is skyrocketing thanks to his response to superstorm sandy. >>> three top cabinet spots up for grabs. who is in, who is out? pi bill clinton? patreaus for secretary of defense. a look at president obama's dream team. >>> a fast and furious settlement. who is paying the price for the botched gun running. >>> answering questions about managing student debt. >> hi there. we're talking about managing your student loans. with me this hour, greg olson and carmen wong ulrich. carmen, your question. >> i was wondering how i'm going to afford a minimum wage job with the student loan advise to pay for and i just graduated from college. >> i feel for her. >> wow, wow, wow. it's a stuff situation. here's the thing we've got to know what type of loans does she have. if she's got private loans she's in a big pickle. low flexibility, but call them right away. if your proact everybody you can try to work with them before you get into trouble. if she's got federal loans, there's the income based repayment program and she's got look into that. it's a part of your discretionary income that goes to pay it every mo
should note is that the devastating impact of hurricane sandy is still being felt by families all across new york, new jersey, parts of connecticut, we are very pleased that under the leadership initially of janet napolitano and fema, but now shaun donovan heading up the task force, we're focusing not only on recovery, but now on rebuilding. and making sure those communities come back stronger than ever, people get the help they need. so that will be an important topic because it is really going to be an interagency concern. second thing that we'll be talking about obviously is what is on the minds of a lot of american families across the country, that is making sure we get this fiscal cliff dealt with, and that middle class taxes don't go up. i already spoke extensively about that today. i'll just repeat, there is no reason why taxes on middle class families should go up. it would be bad for the economy, it would be bad for the families. the fact it would be bad for the world economy. and i think it is very important we get that resolved and i am very open to a fair and balanced approac
recovers from superstorm sandy. "the wall street journal" reporting that scores of hotel rooms paid for with public money have been vacant for weeks. they were supposed to house residents displaced by the superstorm but those rooms are unoccupied. more than 1,000 people are still homeless a month after the storm hit the east coast. >>> and the newark, new jersey, mayor, accepted a challenge to live on food stamps has a starting date. beginning this december, tuesday, mayor cory booker, will live on just food stamps for a week. he accepted the challenge earlier in the month from one of his twitter followers. >>> an illegal drug may just hold a key to successfully treating posttramatic distress disorder. our dr. sanjay gupta has exclusive access. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d
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